Wondering what is the most common cause of slips, trips, and falls? In truth, there are many contributory causes. In Canada, most falls occur as a result of slips and trips whereas the minority are falls from a substantial height. Common causes of slips include wet or slick sidewalks, occasional spills, loose rugs or mats, and poorly maintained flooring.
Secondly, common causes of trips include obstructed views, inadequate lighting, clutter obstructions, unanchored carpeting, trailing cables, and defected staircases.